Finally my hugs after two years. Emails were once a week and 4 phone calls, one each at Christmas and Mothers Day.
Meeting his new Niece Makiya for the first time and seeing his first Niece, Mykl for the first time. She was two when he left. She was so excited to have him home and there was absolutely no shyness. :)
Finally getting that hug from his Father. Tender sweet moments.
Meeting his one year old nephew for the first time. Eastton was a little shy but warmed up to him fast. :)
Sweet Sister hug.
I love this pic cause it shows his name badge and airplane pin close up. It was anther tender sweet moment when he removed that name badge. Tears were flowing.
I had decided long ago that he and Mykl would be the ones to put the last sticker on our chart. Here they are getting ready to put it on. They are wearing matching soccer shirts that he brought home. She is in heaven. :)
The sticker is on and the chart is complete. Mykl had to spend the night and sleep on his small bed with him. Haa haa she didn't want to go to sleep and they weren't in bed until 2 am.
Getting to know Makiya after everyone else left. I think he is in love. It is so good to have him home. He hasn't changed in his humor one bit. He has grown and is a man though and those changes were evident from the very first minute we saw him. Welcome home Jacob! It is so good to have you home with your family. Our plans now are to spend lots of quality family time with him. He is ready to hunt and fish. We have family dinners every other Sunday and our first one will be this coming Sunday. Sweet memories lie ahead.